According to Gilles Deleuze, all thinking, acting, experience and
perception – indeed, all of life – is a process of imaging.
Following Deleuze, philosophy then is not a discipline concerned
with uncovering what the self is. Philosophy, rather, is an
interrogation into the production of images of thought and
ultimately it is the quest for ‘thought without an image.’ As
philosophers, our task is not to establish the truest world but to
think the multiplicity and plurality of perceptions that unfold
divergent worlds. In short: the key issue for philosophy is not to
point to a more real image, but to insist that thinking, in so far
as it is a potential for imaging, can only be maximized by not
allowing any single image to govern all others. This is an ethics
of the event, defined not by what we are, but by the potential of
thought to open itself to the sphere of the virtual - that is, to what
is not already given.